Wednesday, August 30

Emerging from dad’s shadow

For the son of a world-famous animator who has faced opposition from even his father, Goro Miyazaki has been remarkably cool about tackling a major project of Studio Ghibli, the animated fantasy feature Gedo Senki – his film debut, writes TOKIKO OBA

Sunday August 20, 2006

GORO Miyazaki has some good reasons to feel under pressure. He’s director of Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea), the latest feature from Studio Ghibli, one of the world’s most important animation studios, despite being a complete novice: The movie, based on a best-selling book by Ursula K. Le Guin, marks his film production and directorial debuts. If that isn’t pressure enough, he also has the towering reputation of his father and Ghibli head, Hayao Miyazaki, hanging over him.

To make matters tougher still, the 65-year-old Miyazaki senior initially voiced strong opposition to his son’s involvement in the project. So how has he been dealing with the pressure?

Full article is available here.

It is difficult to have a brillant dad moreso in the same field that you trying to make a living. I have yet to watch Gedo Senki, but so I heard it is pretty faithful to the material.....however no conclusions can be make since the movie is not seen by me so far.

Will comment more on this if I got to watch it.

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